I received a note yesterday from a Soap Queen reader who noted that I hadn’t clarified the amount of color in the recipe posted yesterday. She was a concerned that I was turning Mom’s lips blue, or green or just an unflattering tone of Apricot.
She has a point. Moms all over America getting green colored, Passionfruit Rose lip balm might be a wee bit worried about the color of their lips.
Fear not. The green, blue and apricot won’t turn your lips the shade of a bruise without extreme amounts of mica and titanium dioxide added to the mixture.
What’s “extreme“? In order to turn your lips any sort of shade of smurf blue, you’d need at least 5 to 6 Tablespoons of Cellini Blue and 1 Tablespoon of Titanium Dioxide in 2 ounces of lip balm base. Adding just teensy bits of color will only provide an interesting look and variation to your balm. In order to really make lipstick, you need a lot of color.
To achieve the colors below, it doesn’t take much color – one quarter teaspoon of color in an ounce of lip balm will get you a nice color without staining or coloring the lips.
Soap Queen commenter, Love Michie, asked: “Is it possible to flavor each layer individually?”
This is a *great* idea! You can easily individually flavor and color layers for a unique blend or to make four lip balms in one.
If you missed my lipstick tutorial from February, you can head here to learn more about making a lipstick.
I’m so glad you like it – I think it’s a delightful fragrance and it’s awesome that it’s so versatile! =)
~We got our Passionfruit Rose today, it is FABULOUS!!!!!! I have a nice sized collection of Bramble Berry fragrances, this one is by far the BEST…This is probably the most versatile flavor/scent you offer.~